Why Would I Choose IV Therapy over Oral Vitamins?

Vitamins are essential nutrients that cells in your body use to grow, develop, and function. You get a lot of these vitamins — along with other micronutrients like minerals and amino acids — from your diet, but you might not be getting the ideal balance of nutrients on your own.

An estimated 77% of Americans take nutritional supplements on top of their regular diet. If you’re not getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need from food, these oral vitamin pills might seem like a good idea to fill gaps in your diet. But are they really effective?

Chalky, chunky vitamins from the drugstore aren’t your only option when it comes to supplementing your diet. Daniel J. Headrick, MD, and our team at Headrick Medical Center are proud to recommend customized IV vitamin therapy for people seeking personalized vitamins and better wellness.

Compared to traditional oral vitamins, IV vitamin therapy has the following benefits.

Higher absorption rates

One of the biggest reasons people choose IV therapy instead of oral vitamins is the difference in how your body absorbs and uses the vitamins. 

When you take an oral vitamin, it travels through your digestive system and your body metabolizes it slowly. As the pill moves through your stomach and intestines, a lot of the nutrients are lost.

IV therapy injects the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. There’s no need for the body to metabolize the dose through your digestive system, so it absorbs a higher percentage of the nutrients.

Instant wellness boost

The benefits of oral vitamins need to build up over time, but there’s no need to wait for the effects of IV vitamin therapy. Since your personalized vitamin cocktail is delivered straight to the bloodstream, it’s possible to feel an almost instantaneous boost in wellness.

IV therapy can fortify your immune system, minimize fatigue, and boost athletic performance. If you have chronic health issues like migraine or pain, ongoing IV vitamin therapy can help you feel better in day-to-day life.

Quick hydration

Intravenous techniques have a long history in the hospital setting. IV therapy is one of the best ways to keep hospitalized patients hydrated, and IV vitamin therapy can help you fight  dehydration, too.

Oral vitamins don’t affect hydration, but IV vitamin therapy delivers replenishing fluids straight to your bloodstream. If hydration is your main goal, we offer a curated hydration drip with vitamins, electrolytes, and more.

Personalized results

You might have a few options in the drugstore vitamin aisle, but you can’t customize the dosage of each vitamin or nutrient to fit your needs. With IV therapy at Headrick Medical Center, we work with you to create a customized infusion just for your body.

We assess your age, lifestyle, medical history, and any existing nutrient deficiencies to help you decide if vitamin therapy is a good option for you. We craft a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to fill gaps in your diet and help you feel better, faster.

Is it time to ditch the oral vitamins once and for all? Whether you’re seeking an energy boost, a stronger immune system, or a general feeling of enhanced wellness, IV vitamin therapy could be the answer. Call our office in San Juan Capistrano, California, or book an appointment online today to learn more.

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